Although I'm a pretty good carpenter I've never tried building stairs before. So I started where anyone would if you were trying to find information on building just about anything - I googled it. I found plenty of sites with detailed instructions but, even after reading them many times, just scratched my head - it just didn't make any sense. Then I found some YouTube videos, and one particularly informative one from lowes.com/videos. They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this case a video is worth not only that, but a thousand more. Armed with the information, I figured, measured and cut the stringers. Got 2 of them up today and will continue tomorrow with the 3rd. I might even get some treads on tomorrow. Of course there's no 2nd floor at this point, just the beam that the stairs attach to. On the 2nd floor of our house we have a "door to nowhere" - we just haven't gotten around to putting the balcony on yet. So I thought it only fitting that in the barn we'll have the "stairs to nowhere" until the 2nd floor gets built.
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